Lee Enfield #4 MkI*

R.O.F. Maltby - Yorkshire 1943 - restored

in .303

 

 

This is a very nice, like new Lee Enfield #4 MkI* made at Maltby in 1943.

It came to me with the forend cut down and missing the handguards and there were four holes in the left receiver for a scope mount. Unfortunately the holes did not line up with the sniper scope of the period and the gun has no "TR" stamp on it designating a sniper rifle.

To bring this gun back to original condition the old scope mount holes were welded up and the receiver refinished. All of the wood was replaced with matching NOS pieces which are all very nice English walnut. The buttstock and forend are marked John Curtis and Sons of Leeds, the handguards are marked William Sikes and the other replacement metal parts are all original and marked for various UK suppliers.

 The barrel has a very good bore with strong rifling, about 8+/10. It is English export marked and U.S. import marked. All numbers match and all original parts are correct UK manufactured pieces. All of the metal parts retain about 95+% of the original finish (with the receiver being refinished to match after the repairs). The rifle went back to Maltby at some time for repair before export as it is marked 'FTR'.

The action is smooth and locks up tight. It comes with an original bayonet and scabbard and a nice reproduction sling.

Overall a very nice, clean like-new rifle that would be a good shooter and an excellent addition to any WW2 collection.

The pictures will tell you more. Contact me if you need pictures of something I missed.

 

FFL or C&R required.

 

 

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